(February 2, 2010)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

New Anderson-Crawford Scholarship Challenge Matches Contributions Up to $1 Million

Bill Anderson and Ed Crawford
Bill Anderson and Ed Crawford

Overwhelmed by the outpouring of support by Centenary alumni, parents, and friends of the College in response to their 2009 program, Putting Students First: The Anderson-Crawford Million Dollar Match, Centenary board members Bill Anderson '70 and Ed Crawford are working together again this Spring Semester 2010 to Put Students First.

Now, for every dollar up to $1 million in gifts contributed to the Centenary Fund for Student Scholarships (annual, not endowed) prior to June 30, 2010, Putting Students First will donate $2.

The previous campaign led to more than 975 donors making annual gifts. That campaign contributed $2 to student scholarships for every $1 donated up to $500,000 prior to the end of the 2009 calendar year.

Details about the program are available at